The Maximum Duty Vehicle (MDV) from Hustler Turf Equipment is a work utility vehicle. Designed for heavy-duty applications, it is offered with LeveLift™ technology, a patented, labor-saving cargo box that allows users to lift up to 750 pounds from the ground and dump material from any point in its arc of motion.
The MDV is suitable for farmers and ranchers, university facilities managers, municipality workers, parks and recreation employees, and people on industrial campuses—anywhere there’s a need to lift and transport heavy materials.
“The introduction of the MDV with LeveLift bed technology speaks to the innovation and quality craftsmanship inherent in the DNA of Hustler Turf,” said Adam Mullet, vice president of sales and marketing in North America. “Hustler Turf is leading the industry by creating a maximum duty UTV category. It offers customers a machine that works hard in addition to getting them from point A to point B.”
The MDV saves time, by turning a two- or three-person job into a one-person job, freeing up people to focus on other tasks. With the flip of a switch, the optional LeveLift brings the cargo box up, back, and down, enabling loading at ground level or at any point. Once loaded, the LeveLift brings the cargo box back up and into position on the MDV. Minimum time and effort gets the cargo loaded and on its way.
“After nearly a decade of research and development, we’re ecstatic the Hustler MDV is rolling off of the production line,” said Mullet. “We’re anxious to learn more about how our customers utilize the MDV and hear about new applications for a bed that lowers to the ground while staying level and can be loaded and dumped in any position.”
The base Hustler MDV is more durable, more comfortable, and easier to maintain than similar UTVs. The work utility vehicle features a 1028cc Kohler Diesel engine fed by a 14-gallon fuel tank. Users can be confident maneuvering in and out of tight spaces thanks to the CVT transmission and precise controllability offered by power steering.
The MDV is available in a standard bed model or with LeveLift. The all-wheel drive MDV runs at a top speed of 37 miles per hour and the vehicle has a total load capacity of up to 1685 pounds (standard bed model). A wide range of options and accessories are available.
The Hustler MDV is now offered through select independent dealers and will be on sale nationwide by the end of the year.